US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending September 12, 1981

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending September 12th, 1981. Check out the top 100 artists of 80s here. Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1981 US Top Singles here. diana-ross-and-lionel-ritchie-endless-love-motown diana-ross-and-lionel-richie-endless-love-vocal-1981 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 1 ENDLESS LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (Motown)-10 (5 weeks at #1) (1) 2 2 SLOW HAND –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-16 (4) 3 3 STOP DRAGGIN’ MY HEART AROUND –•– Stevie Nicks (with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) (Modern)-8 (3) 4 4 URGENT –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-11 (4) 5 5 (There’s) NO GETTIN’ OVER ME –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-12 (5) 6 6 QUEEN OF HEARTS –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-16 (6) 7 7 WHO’S CRYING NOW –•– Journey (Columbia)-9 (7) 8 8 LADY (You Bring Me Up) –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (8) 9 24 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-5 (9) 10 12 STEP BY STEP –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-8 (10) 11 9 JESSIE’S GIRL –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-25 (1) 12 10 THEME FROM “GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” (Believe It Or Not) –•– Joey Scarbury (Elektra)-19 (2) 13 13 COOL LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-11 (13) 14 18 HOLD ON TIGHT –•– ELO (Jet)-8 (14) 15 15 THE BREAKUP SONG (They Don’t Write ‘Em) –•– The Greg Kihn Band (Beserkley)-16 (15) 16 16 REALLY WANNA KNOW YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-11 (16) 17 17 FIRE AND ICE –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-9 (17) 18 19 THE BEACH BOYS MEDLEY –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-8 (18) 19 29 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (19) 20 20 FEELS SO RIGHT –•– Alabama (RCA)-15 (20) 21 21 THAT OLD SONG –•– Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio (Arista)-10 (21) 22 22 THE VOICE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (22) 23 23 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-8 (23) 24 25 I COULD NEVER MISS YOU (More Than I Do) –•– Lulu (Alfa)-7 (24) 25 28 IN YOUR LETTER –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-6 (25) 26 26 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– Stacy Lattisaw (Cotillion)-13 (26) 27 30 BREAKING AWAY –•– Balance (Portrait)-10 (27) 28 40 THE NIGHT OWLS –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-4 (28) 29 33 SUPER FREAK (Part 1) –•– Rick James (Gordy)-6 (29) 30 32 DRAW OF THE CARDS –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-6 (30) 31 11 I DON’T NEED YOU –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-14 (3) 32 47 SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-2 (32) 33 37 YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY –•– Silver Condor (Columbia)-8 (33) 34 54 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-3 (34) 35 36 CHLOE –•– Elton John (Geffen)-8 (35) 36 43 I’VE DONE EVERYTHING FOR YOU –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-4 (36) 37 38 SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS (Some Days Are Stone) –•– John Denver (RCA)-14 (37) 38 42 GENERAL HOSPI-TALE –•– The Afternoon Delights (MCA)-8 (38) 39 44 WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER –•– Al Jarreau (Warner Brothers)-7 (39) 40 45 I’M IN LOVE –•– Evelyn King (RCA)-8 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 46 14 BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-17 (7) 47 27 HEARTS –•– Marty Balin (EMI-America)-17 (8) 53 31 ELVIRA –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-18 (5) 59 34 IT’S NOW OR NEVER –•– John Schneider (Scotti Brothers)-16 (14) 60 35 DON’T GIVE IT UP –•– Robbie Patton (Liberty)-10 (26) 67 39 NICOLE –•– Point Blank (MCA)-12 (39) POWER PLAYS 41 49 JUST ONCE –•– Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-5 (41) 42 46 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Arista)-6 (42) 43 50 WHEN SHE WAS MY GIRL –•– The Four Tops (Casablanca)-5 (43) 44 48 BACKFIRED –•– Debbie Harry (Chrysalis)-5 (44) 45 58 HARD TO SAY –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-3 (45) 48 64 SHE’S A BAD MAMA JAMA (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) –•– Carl Carlton (20th Century)-4 (48) 49 51 TEMPTED –•– Squeeze (A&M)-7 (49) 50 52 SQUARE BIZ –•– Teena Marie (Gordy)-8 (50) DEBUTS 61 — TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-1 (61) 70 — SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (70) 82 — STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-1 (82) 83 — YOU SAVED MY SOUL –•– Burton Cummings (Alfa)-1 (83) 85 — IN THE DARK –•– Billy Squier (Capitol)-1 (85) 86 — SAUSALITO SUMMERNIGHT –•– Diesel (Regency)-1 (86) 88 — (Want You) BACK IN MY LIFE AGAIN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (88) 89 — YOU’VE GOT A GOOD LOVE COMING –•– Van Stephenson (Handshake)-1 (89) 90 — STAY AWAKE –•– Ronnie Laws (Liberty)-1 (90) 91 — LET’S DANCE (Make Your Body Move) –•– The West Street Mob (Sugar Hill)-1 (91)